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Spotlight On: Alexis Dascher


Connecticut Theatre Company’s “Spotlight On…” series continues with a look into our talented cast and crew of Zanna Don’t. Get to know Alexis Dascher!




Introduce Yourself to Our Audience:

Hello!  My name is Alexis Dascher and I am playing Candi, Loretta, Karla and Diner #1 in “Zanna Don’t!”  This is my Connecticut Theatre Company debut and I’ve had a wonderful experience with the cast and crew!  Favorite past roles include Velma Kelly “Chicago”, Tess “Camp Rock” and Lucy “13”.  When I am not rehearsing, I am working as a local news reporter, dog sitting and hanging out with friends and family.  I’m excited to be a part of this magical show and hope to see you there!


What made you want to audition for Zanna Don’t?

I decided to audition for “Zanna Don’t” after listening to the opening number,  “Who’s Got Extra Love?”  I found the song to be upbeat and fun, so I looked into the musical and decided I’d Be a good fit!


How do you most identify with your character?

I identify most with the character Candi since she is a news reporter like myself.  She always wants to know what is going on at Heartsville High and reports on local stories.


What’s your favorite song in the show and why?

My favorite song in the show is “Do You Know What It’s Like?”   The song follows four characters’ journey through love and the trials and tribulations they endure.  I think people could relate in some way to one or a few of these characters and the song tugs at the heartstrings.


Why should audiences come to see this show?

The audience should come to see the show because it’s a unique musical that needs more attention!  It spreads awareness about the LGBTQ+ community and how important inclusion is.


Zanna Don’t opens September 8th and runs through Sept 24th at Connecticut Theatre Company. Tickets on sale now!

“It’s a sentimental story, but very humane and, maybe even more important, executed with talent, warmth and polish.” – New York Times